1. Star Wars crew

We do “Halloween Lite”. This year included our church’s Fall Fest, a birthday party on Halloween & a little neighborhood trick-or-treating.

Besides having a legitimate excuse to knock on our neighbors’ doors & meeting other families with young children (we live in a downtown area), we love the excuse to dress up. This year…Star Wars…Darth Vader, X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker, Yoda & Chewbacca. I was supposed to be princess leia but never quite got in that costume. 😉

We had a good laugh when people were confused who our youngest was dressed as…favorite was “Daniel Boone” (because what 2-year-old doesn’t love to dress up like Daniel Boone)

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2. LAFCO Candles

I discovered this candle when it was used at the Hollywood Heights home show last spring. Bought one at a local boutique soon after. This week I was eating at my favorite “girly” lunch place (Celebrity Cafe) and I looked up and saw rows and rows of my new favorite candle at Santa Maria Novella at Highland Park Village. They are the largest distributor of LAFCO in Dallas (only a few other exclusive stores in the country).

I  hesitated sharing this candle just because it is a little expensive. I will leave the purchasing up to you…best parts are:

  • it burns for at least 100 hours
  • even when it’s not burning it shares it’s scent
  • “comfy” scent that is not offensive and strong 
  • clean burning, soy-based wax with 100% cotton wick
  •  candles sit in beautiful hand-blown glass.

They had new Christmas scents, berry & tree. AND I learned you can buy a box of 3 smaller candles. But they are less cost-effective than the larger candle but you can get 3 separate boxes for each candle to give away as gifts.

3. Crocheted flowers

Prior to heading to Relevant I rediscovered my love of crocheting…may be a pregnant thing. I decided to crochet some flowers to give to some girls I had met on social media and also to have available as gifts while I was there.

Here is the flower pattern I used: 5-petal flower

Another favorite this week was ending my time at the Relevant Conference, sitting in the Incourage lounge on the comfy couches, crocheting next to my fellow preggo, boy-mom friend, Erin from www.homewiththeboys.com . We are due days apart from each other…she is having her 3rd boy.

4. Backyard swing

Loved pulling into the driveway after being away for 4 days to find pure joy on the face of my middle son.

While I was gone my dad and hubby worked hard getting projects done around the house. They hung up this great swing from a tree in our backyard. It has been the highlight of the week.

3 boys. 1 swing. Requires a lesson in sharing and me stopping what I’m doing to push boys for hours and listen to laughter of delight…definitely a favorite!

Of course, thank you Nana & Poppy for taking great care of the boys this past week. Doing laundry, folding laundry, cooking dinners, cleaning out the fridge, reading books, changing diapers, putting up a motion sensor for garage lights, loading and unloading the dishwasher, and every other thing you did to help our family!

What were some of your favorites from this past week?